Feb 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
call engineering from union college in new york. our next witness is dr. shirley ann jackson president of the pollty -- prior to her tenure, mr. dr. jackson served as the chair. she also is had a career working in several physics laboratories and researching sub anatomic particles. she earned her ph.d. in elementary particle physics from m.i.t. our final witness is dr. charles vest president of the national academy of engineering. he was elected to the position in 2007 and serving a six-year term. dr. vest also is the president of the montana institute of technology and earned the ph.d. in mechanical engineering from the university of michigan. prior to his time in the academic world, the doctor was vice chair of the u.s. counsel of competitiveness for eight years and a member of the president's committee of advisers on science and technology during the bush and clinton administrations. both dr. vest and dr. jackson were also distinguished members of the panel that -- the 2005 national academy study rising above the gathering storm. it recommended ways to keep america economic economic
Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
. really appreciated the article in "politico," mr. templeton and dr. jackson. the testimony contains many common elements indeed their topics frequently discussed in this room, especially importance of promoting s.t.e.m. education in maine gaming americas leadership position in the global economy. what i'm talking with constituents and industry leaders about the topic in my district in oregon, especially the role creativity and integration play in driving our economy forward. many express the education integrating arts and design in stem fields, innovative companies across my district across companies like nike and tech giants like intel rely on employees at the mine for science and eye for design. we discussed how science education can yield the innovative workforce that many of you identify is essential. beyond the benefit for the industry but in art and design can help keep students engaged and he talked about trying students in and i want to tell you i visited an elementary school in my district that took s.t.e.m. and added arts and design. biscuits are engaged, acting things have, st
Feb 7, 2013 7:00am PST
on wayne jackson, a former neighbor who died five years ago. >>> san jose mayor chuck reed will deliver his annual state of the city address tonight at the civic auditorium. the mayor is expected to talk about the city's budget woes. there are safety concerns as well, as officers are now leaving the city's police department in the wake of cuts to pay an benefits. >>> a big bash set for the new eastern span of the bay bridge. people will be able to walk across it before it opens to vehicles on september 3. the final bridge closure is set for august 28. it's expected it last four days over the labor day weekend. kpix 5 proud to be the official television station for the opening ceremonies in september. and we will keep you posted on planning for the big day. >>> how about some weather now. lawrence, i guess we got a little bit of rain. >> seeing showers showing up around the bay area right now. let's take you outside. a lot of clouds across our skies. no rain just yet toward mount diablo. they could even get a little snow tonight and tomorrow morning.